While the ms Rotterdam was docked at the port of Callao, Peru, overnight, former players from the Dutch National Football Team dropped in for a visit. They arrived around lunchtime and had welcome drinks at the Crow’s Nest with some of the officers. After a brief ship tour, the staff officers invited the whole team… read more of “Former Dutch…”
Category: South America
Here are more pictures. Before you think that I am never working, some of them were taken by my wife, Mattie, who went on a tour to the Iguazu Falls!
This past January, ms Amsterdam visited Robinson Crusoe Island (Isla Róbinson Crusoe), about 200 miles off the coast of Chile, South America. It’s a secluded island in the Pacific Ocean where the real-life story of sailor Alexander Selkirk inspired the classic novel, Robinson Crusoe. These days, this beautiful island welcomes tourist year-round. Locals love to… read more of “Amsterdam Explores…”
These photos of the Prinsendam were taken while at port in Puerto San Martin, Peru. Even with the new cabins at Deck 8 aft, she still looks like a luxury yacht! Jaap Wisse is Prinsendam’s chief engineer.
Next year, most of our east coast turnarounds are going to be in Buenos Aires, so there will be a number of opportunities for guests who are embarking in Buenos Aires to come in early or if disembarking in Buenos Aires to spend a few days here at the end of the cruise. It’s truly… read more of “The Feeneys…”
Yesterday the Amsterdam spent the whole day from 5 a.m. to midnight in Manta, Ecuador, the city of tuna fish, after a day at sea since passing the Panama Canal. The people were very nice and weather also was friendly. A shuttle bus took guests and crew to the city center and traditional market as… read more of “Postcards from…”
We’re in the middle of Antarctica right now and it’s incredible. It’s really hard to imagine before you get here. The scale of things is just huge, the mountains are very tall and essentially you are looking at huge amounts of snow and ice. It’s almost like looking at one continuous Glacier all along the… read more of “Veendam Postcards…”
On December 8th in Cartagena, Colombia, a group of 28 children with terminal cancer came on board the Statendam to enjoy an afternoon of fun. The day started off with the children meeting Captain Jack van Coevorden, Chief Officer Paul Spaas and Hotel Manager Bert van Mackelenbergh. The group then enjoyed a wonderful lunch in… read more of “Statendam Hosts…”